HCPSS Announces 2014 Commencement Dates
The Howard County Public School System announces the commencement ceremony schedule for the 2013/14 school year. The HCPSS is pleased that it was able to confirm the dates earlier than in past years to better accommodate parents, students, schools and community members.
All commencements will take place at Merriweather Post Pavilion, with the exception of Cedar Lane School. Graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2014 will be streamed live online and available on demand within minutes of each ceremony's end. Ceremonies also can be seen on the HCPSS cable TV stations, Comcast Channel 95 and Verizon Channel 42, within 24 hours of each event. DVDs of the commencement ceremonies also will be available for purchase. Full details on the broadcast schedule and viewing information will be available in the coming weeks.
Board of Education Approves Budget
The Board of Education of Howard County approved the Board's Requested Fiscal Year 2015 Annual Operating Budget in their February 25, 2014 Board meeting.
The proposed budget totals $758.8 million, and includes funding to support expected student enrollment growth, the opening of a new middle school, a placeholder for employee salary increases, and strategies and initiatives of Vision 2018: Fulfilling the Promise of Preparation.
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